The EST of NXT
Rollins has been on the receiving end of some negative backlash recently, and during an appearance on the new After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves, Rollins admitted that “it’s a weird industry” and he doesn’t, “know what wrestling looks like anymore.”
Corey Graves brought up how Seth Rollins used to be an “internet darling” and the Universal Champion went on to say that he’s not sure what changed in regards to how fans react to him.
“Well, you mentioned internet darling, the funny thing is, you could go all the way back, 6 months, you could go back a year ago from Hell In a Cell. I was everybody’s favorite. Those same people that are panning Hell In a Cell, and talking about how Seth Rollins is not cool, are those same people that were clamoring for me to be the guy to face Brock Lesnar going into WrestleMania. I don’t know what changed as far as the fact that, except for the fact that I became the person that they wanted me to be, and then they hated me for it. It’s a very fickle audience. It is what it is. To answer your question directly, it feels awful. You know, it’s not a good feeling to go out there and put your body on the line and not just at Hell In a Cell, but every single night, for the past how many ever years I’ve been doing it. I go out and compete at an extremely high level, and dare I say I’m one of the very best at my job, and I do what I have to do when I have to do it, and look, it’s not always pretty, but you go out there and you do your job, and you do it well, and people don’t like it, and they kind of forget that it is what it is. And so it hurts your feelings. You’re a human being. You go out there and you work hard, and it’s fine, it’s art, you can have your opinion on it, but man, it’s a tough pill to swallow sometimes.”